If you follow me on Instagram, you know I traveled to Italy with my husband at the end of September. This was our first long distance, kids free trip. We’ve done a few weekends in New York City and many overnights, but it’s never involved planes or been for more than two nights.
We have traveled a bit and always walk A LOT. I packed a trusty pair of sneakers and cute shoes for the evening. Off to Naples we went!
I had heard that Naples could be a little edgy and I don’t speak the language. I decided to leave my running gear at home. Not to mention, I didn’t think I would want to run.
We arrived Sunday night at our amazing hotel. It was the rare occasion where the hotel undersold its location. We were right on the water with a pedestrian street directly in front of the hotel.
Being a Sunday, the Italians were all out for a stroll. All shapes, sizes, ages and family dynamics were out walking, running and riding bikes. It was fun to see a culture embrace getting out and moving together.
As we enjoyed breakfast the next morning, we saw tons of people out running and I was actually a little jealous. I wanted to go for a run (this is definitely a new experience). Alas, I didn’t have my gear.
We ventured out for the day and walked a good portion of Naples before catching a ferry to Capri. The line for the funicular was extremely long and we decided to walk around. We saw a sign to walk up to Capri Town and decided why not. Off we went, uphill 😉
We found walking up gave us a great opportunity to stop and enjoy the view of the sea and lemon trees. We also saw cute entrances to homes. Even a cat scaling an iron gate. We were able to get a feel for the people who live between the sea and Capri Town.
Do you walk when you travel? What’s your favorite place to visit?